Cone Beam CT scan is a type of computed tomography which is used by dentists when regular x-rays don’t provide sufficient or desired results. Dr. Shahnaz Formoli strongly believes that staying up-to-date with the latest developments in dental technology can help her serve patients better. And that is why, at Arden Park Dental Care, Dr. Formoli uses this advanced computed x-ray equipment to take 3D images of teeth, jawbones, nerve pathways as well as soft tissues, all in one, single scan. These x-rays enable her to diagnose her patients accurately and precisely plan their treatments.
In order to provide such high-quality results, the radiation level is understandably higher in the Cone Beam CT scan machine compared to regular x-ray machines. For this reason, it is not routinely used unless absolutely necessary.